Now, A New iPad App To Help In Dementia Diagnosis

Cambridge Cognition has developed and designed a new iPad app, Cantab to help early diagnoses of dementia. It’s reported to  reduce process of dementia diagnosis from three years to 10 minutes. The technology is based on testing developed at the University of Cambridge.

It’s designed to be easy for use for the patients and is available in 20 languages, with options to encrypt the results for including in the patients’ file.

The App is not yet developed for public use, and hence is currently being distributed  to registered healthcare professionals in the UK. About 10 different practices in the UK are using the app.

The test tracks scores for mood as well as functional impairment. It gives the doctors a better judgement of how to proceed further with the treatment. It’s still not considered a comprehensive recommendation and is meant to aid preliminary diagnosis only.

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